A number of new bike stands have been installed by Greenwich Council in Greenwich.
Four streets with new parking in the town include:
- Mauritius Road
- Royal Hill
Woodlands Park Road
The scheme is maintained by Bike Nest.
While the inevitable moans have arisen about a small amount of roadspace taken, cycle stands are far more efficient than car parking in built up areas.
The other inevitable grumble is the tax argument “I’ve paid tax and those bloody cyclists don’t…”, yet cycling doesn’t cause health issues for the NHS to anywhere the extent of vehicles and related costs.
Neither do cycles cause problems for road surfaces and ensuing maintenance costs through excessive weight. In fact, in recent years vehicles have been getting bigger and heavier as SUVs sell in ever greater numbers.
And if tax is an issue for some, probably best asking government why it now takes all vehicle excise duty from London drivers yet prevents it being spent on London roads.
Now Greenwich Council just have to ensure cycle lanes are not parked in every single day.